Removing a PCI riser-card assembly

Use this information to remove a PCI riser-card assembly.

Note: A PCI riser-card assembly must be installed in slot 2 even if you do not install an adapter.

To remove a PCI riser-card assembly, complete the following steps:

  1. Read the safety information that begins on Safety and Installation guidelines.
  2. Turn off the server and peripheral devices and disconnect the power cords and all external cables.
  3. Remove the cover (see Removing the cover).
  4. If an adapter is installed in the PCI riser-card assembly, disconnect any cables that are connected to the adapter.
  5. Grasp the rear of the PCI riser-card assembly from the rear and lift it out of the PCI riser-card slot on the system board.
    Figure 1. PCI riser-card assembly removal
    PCI riser-card assembly removal
  6. Remove the adapter, if one is present, from the PCI riser-card assembly.
  7. Set the adapter and PCI riser-card assembly aside.